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Travel Advisories for Monterey County


COVID-19

Monterey County Convention & Visitors Bureau’s primary concern is to ensure that travelers and residents are informed with the latest updates to our area as we continue to closely monitor COVID-19 pandemic. We are working diligently with our local health care community, county officials, and state and industry partners for continued up-to-date information.

Monterey County is in the orange tier of California's Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which includes both outdoor and indoor offerings. Additionally, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has made modifications to gatherings, private events, meetings, receptions, conferences and indoor seated live events and performances. These updates are effective as of April 15, 2021. The Governor has also announced his plans to fully reopen the state on June 15, 2021. As Monterey County begins to reopen for travelers safely and responsibly, we advise visitors to check individual business websites for details on modified operations, safety and health protocols and booking reservations. 

You may view the state's travel advisory for non-essential travelers here, as well as health and safety protocols for specific industries here. Monterey County hotels and lodging properties are following the highest industry standards provided by the California Hotel and Lodging Association Clean and Safe guidelines for added preventive measures during your stay. For additional health guidance and frequently asked questions when planning a trip to Monterey County, visit here.

For information on the latest state travel advisory's and COVID-19 Travel Updates, visit our dedicated page here

Group Meetings & Events

Effective April 15, 2021, California Department of Public Health (CDPH) made modifications allowing hotels and venues to reopen for group meetings. Monterey County is currently in the orange tier which allows for a maximum of 150 people (if tested or show proof of full vaccination) for indoor events, and a maximum of 300 people (if tested or show proof of full vaccination) for outdoor events.

Meetings Guidelines

The Governor announced his plans to fully reopen the state on June 15, 2021 which would expand the maximum allowed meeting capacity. For more on meetings and events guidelines, visit California Hotel and Lodging Association (CHLA) Clean and Safe meetings and events guidelines.

As Monterey County begins to reopen for travelers safely and responsibly, we advise visitors to check individual business websites for details on modified operations, safety and health protocols and booking reservations.


Park Closures

The following parks remain closed due to 2020 wildfire damage in Monterey County:

Please visit individual park websites for the latest updates, as well as to learn of possible trail closures throughout Monterey County. 


Travel Responsibly

Help us keep Monterey County open for all to enjoy. We ask that travelers visit responsibly and follow safety precautions, as outlined by health care officials including: 

  • Wear a Mask: face coverings are required indoors and outdoors. Fines are in effect. Follow CDC guidelines
  • Follow the 6-foot rule: stay at least 6 feet apart at all times. This includes time spent on trails, at parks and other outdoors spaces.
  • Stay home: if you show signs of illness, stay home. Self-quarantine for at least two weeks if you have been in a high-risk area.
  • Leave no trace behind: Properly dispose of all trash and plastics, including face coverings. Help us keep Monterey County beautiful for generations to come.

Wondering what to expect while visiting Monterey County? Look for the “Know Before You Go” messages found throughout our website for updates.